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Puri Tourism

Puri Info

  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • District: Puri

History of Puri

Located in the state of Orissa, Puri is one of the holiest pilgrimages for the Hindus. Puri is a coastal city that stands on the banks of Bay of Bengal. Featuring great architectural building, balanced climate, exotic beaches, beautiful landscapes and historical significance, Puri is visited by tourists all year round.

Puri also holds great historical significance because it is believed to be the land of Lord Jagannatha.

People and Culture of Puri

The major population of Puri consists of Hindus followed by Muslims. Oriya, Hindi and Bengali languages are spoken in this region. Rath Yatra is the most famous festival that is celebrated in Puri and it calls pilgrims from all around the country. Chandan Snana and the Snana Yatra are also celebrated here.

Things to Do in Puri

There are ample of places to visit in Puri. Swarming with tourists all year round, Puri is packed with many Puri attractions. Lord Jagannath Temple is the main sightseeing in Puri. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, this temple is a sacred place for the Hindus. During your Puri tour, you must the Puri Beach. The beach is long and sandy and has many stalls lined up.

From the list of Puri tourist places, one must visit the Konark Sun Temple. Shaped in a gigantic chariot, the temple is declared as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Puri places to visit include Chilika Lake and Swargadwar. Among places to see in Puri, Golden beach is worth a visit.

Food and Shopping  in Puri

Apart from sightseeing, there are many other things to do in Puri such as shopping. The Swargadwar area is famous for buying artefacts made of shells and oyster. Decorative pieces are also sold here. Weaved saris namely Passapali, Ikat and Bomkai are popular here and one must make it a point to leave Puri after buying these beauties.

Oriya cuisine is the main food of Puri. The city hosts a lot of budget friendly restaurants and upscale restaurants as well. Bhojohori Manna, Chung Wah Restaurant, Bakers Boutique and The Gajapati are few popular restaurants.

Accommodation in Puri

Tourists who are wondering how to reach Puri can choose from various options such as flight, cab and bus. Located at a distance of 60 km, Bhubaneswar Airport is the closest airport to Puri. One can take a flight to Bhubaneshwar and then a taxi, bus or train to Puri. There are regular flights to and from places such as Delhi, Mumbai, etc.

Since Puri is an eminent tourist destination, it is brimming with tourists all throughout the year. Therefore, it advisable to book hotels in Puri well in advance to avoid the last minute hassles. From resorts to guesthouses to hotels, there are ample of accommodation options in Puri that provide the best of services. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s budget and comfort. There are many hotels in Puri that are located in close proximity to Puri sightseeing places. Plan a trip to Puri early this season with your friends and family.



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Shivanand ghuge

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  • Shivanand ghuge
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  134 readers

"Good destination for holiday" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Good for family trip as well as couple. Places to visit are golden beach, konark, chilika lake, mandir etc. I visited Puri recently in month of May, every places that I visited was good. Only one thing disappointed us is that in every Mandir pandas and pujari trying to make money from you. Please be aware from this type of fraud.
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Palit k shukla

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  • Palit k shukla
  • 1 Review
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"A sneak trip" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
I had gone to Bhubaneswar for my sons counseling. Next my return ticket was at 2. Got free at 5 pm My sis asked me to go to puri.. And I did. I paid Rs 50 from my hotel to sharing taxi taxi stand. And same Rs 50 for Puri in sharing basis. Could not work out economics of the cab. But I guess that is very economic.

In Puri I had booked a room. So went straight there and as told check-out so retired immediately. Morning I got ready. Put on my bags. And walked the marine drive. It was fun, beautiful. Wow. At the end got onto local bus Rs 10 to temple. The approach road was amazing. Wide and clean. Arrangement storing luggage etc very good. Did darshan. Amazing temple. Must see for everyone. And on return journey on the beautiful drive of puri and bhubaneswar. Rains came. Jai jagannath.
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Alok

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  • Alok
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 8 Reviews
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"Religious & good place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Puri is famous for Rath Yatra & jagannath Temple, Sakshi Gopal Temple & Puri Beach, nearby Chilla Lake & Sun Temple, Kinare. The best time to visit is October to February, evenings are pleasant. Normal clothes to wear, preference should be given to beach side hotels & resorts to enjoy the beauty of nature.
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Lipsa Pany

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  • Lipsa Pany
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Nice temple, calm, windy and relaxing beach" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Well we visited Jagannath Temple first. It is one of 4 dhams, as every tourist in Puri even we went to Puri beach. Being a beach buff, I love Puri beach, I love the breeze and the majestic sea. It's a clean beach and direction to reach the beach are pretty clear or else you can take anyone's help. You will get lot of snacks items, tender coconut and other food items, even beach has restaurants and hotels near buy.
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Rimpi Borah

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  • Rimpi Borah
  • Lives in Guwahati
  • 4 Reviews
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"A very nice place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Those who love beaches definitely must go to Puri. Also, people go to puri due to religious purpose. One must not miss the Holy Jagannath temple, the puri beach, udayagiri and khandagiri caves, sun temple, buddha temple in Bhubaneswar. One must also take a day trip to Chilika lake where one may be lucky enough to catch sight of dolphins. Though December to February has mild temperature and is a ideal time, but one may visit during summers too. Travellers should wear cotton clothes and should wear full sleeves to avoid sunburn. One should also use sunscreens.
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Abhishek Dhirahi

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  • Abhishek Dhirahi
  • Lives in Korba
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  •  2 helpful votes
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"A beautiful beach" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Most important thing is with due respect I did not like the famous jagannath temple. It was unorganized, messy and was full of fraud pandas. But Puri beach was beautiful. I really enjoyed the tide there for 2 days back to back. Overall, environment at beach was refreshing.
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Saptarshi dutta

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  • Saptarshi dutta
  • 6 Reviews
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"A beautiful experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Puri - May be called both a place for romance and pilgrimage. Here the weather of puri was fantastic. I enjoyed my stay there. The Food is very good specially Bengali dish non veg. You can enjoy shopping. Must visit temples & Beaches etc. It's a beautiful experience. Visited Maa Mangala Temple at KAKATPUR. Ramachandi Mandir and Sun Temple at KONARK.
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Avik narayan Chatterjee

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  • Avik narayan Chatterjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  •  10 helpful votes
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"Must visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Puri- May be called both a place for romance and pilgrimage. It's about an hour drive from Bhubaneswar (in case your train doesn't directly reach Puri which most train does). And as you leave the rail station within 4 minutes the seas are there to welcome you with their wives rattling to and fro.

One can just enjoy a relaxed holiday at the beaches. Also one can indulge in sightseeing. Tours are conducted to Chilka the famous lagoon of India where if you are lucky enough may meet the dolphin. And on other day you can go for a trip to Udayagiri, Khandagiri, Nandan Kanan, Konark temple and others. And last but not the least the famous Jagannath temple of Puri is a must visit for every travellers. Although plenty of hotels are available, one must book early to secure his/her room for a sea facing one. And finally watching the sea at midnight or in the early morning is a treat for your eyes.
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Alekh prakash

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  • Alekh prakash
  • 2 Reviews
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"A pleasant trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I went from Chakradharpur, Jharkhand and compared to here the weather of Puri was fantastic. I enjoyed my stay there. One thing I would like to say, the city must have meter auto/taxi or bus service to move from one place to another as of now they charged their own rate. Measures should to be taken to stop this extra burden on tourists.
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Jagamohan Patro

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  • Jagamohan Patro
  • Lives in Rayagada
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"A pleasant trip to Puri"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Nice to spend some time with loved ones after busy official business. It's a beautiful experience. Visited Maa Mangala Temple at KAKATPUR. Ramachandi Mandir and Sun Temple at KONARK. I thank Makemytrip for their efforts to book Hotels easily and good one without any problem.
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